The Magpies have already begun selling their stars this summer, with Mikel Merino having only been offloaded to Real Sociedad last week. Benitez’s comments though suggest that yet more outbound business will first have to be conducted before any incoming deals can be done.
Newcastle did well to manage a 10th place finish in the Premier League last season, but Benitez will know that improvements have to be made if his side are to again avoid a turbulent fight for survival next season. The boss will now be evaluating his squad and deciding which individuals should make for the exit at St James’ Park this summer.
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